Photodimerisation of a coumarin-dipeptide gelator

Draper, E. R. , McDonald, T. O. and Adams, D. J. (2015) Photodimerisation of a coumarin-dipeptide gelator. Chemical Communications, 51(64), pp. 12827-12830. (doi: 10.1039/C5CC03817K) (PMID:26165822)

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Here we report a coumarin based hydrogelator that can form bulk gels, or homogeneous thin gels via an electrochemical pH drop. The gel can then be strengthened by post-gelation photodimerisation of the coumarin groups by irradiating with UV light.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:ED thanks the EPSRC for a DTA studentship. DA thanks the EPSRC for a Fellowship (EP/L021978/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Draper, Emily and Adams, Dave
Authors: Draper, E. R., McDonald, T. O., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:08 July 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 51(64): 12827-12830
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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